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Embattled Tiktoker Murja Kunya remanded in prison custody

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Popular Tiktoker Murja Ibrahim Kunya has been remanded in prison custody after she was arraigned by the Kano State Hisbah Board at an Upper Shari’a Court over allegations of sharing explicit content on her social media accounts among others.

Daily News 24 reports that Ms Kunya, who had earlier been declared wanted alongside five others by the Hisbah was arrested on Tuesday morning together with her boyfriend.

Our correspondent, who monitored the court’s proceedings, reports that the controversial skit maker was charged with sharing explicit content, impudence and gathering unwanted company in her area of residence.

The prosecutor, Aliyu Abideen, who read the charges to the defendant also explained that several complaints were filed against her by residents of Hotoro Tinshama, where she resides.

Also read: Hisbah arrests popular Tiktoker Murja Kunya

However, Ms Kunya denied the charges, when she was asked by the presiding judge, Malam Nura Yusuf Ahmed,

Following her denial, Judge Ahmed ordered the remand of Ms Kunya in prison custody until 27 February, 2024.

But the Tiktoker’s counsel, prayed the court to grant her bail in accordance with section 35, subsection 56, 168, 172 and 173 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL), 2019.

After the plea for bail by Ms Kunya’s counsel, the judge adjourned the matter to 20 February, 2024 for hearing on the bail application.

Recall that the Hisbah board had on January 24, 2024 declared Murja Ibrahim Kunya, Abubakar Ibrahim (G-Fresh), Sadiya Haruna, Ashiru Idris (Maiwushirya), Ummee Shakira and Hassan Makeup wanted for sharing alleged obscene content on their Tiktok accounts.

The Hisbah Commander-General Sheikh Daurawa had said the board was inviting the entertainers over some skit videos that emerged online showing them uttering objectionable words that contradict the undertaking they (the Tiktokers) signed at the Hisbah command.

Report by Usman Usman Opera

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